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The mammoth infernos raging across California will likely get worse before they get better, with menacing weather forecast for the rest of the week.

Elsewhere, the Carr Fire had burned 965 homes and killed six people in and around Redding.

And extreme heat - combined with bone-dry conditions - will help fuel the fires.

However, temperatures in the mid 90s and double-digit winds were expected Wednesday morning.

Some 965 dwellings and more than 400 other buildings were reduced to ruins as the blaze is now ranked as the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history, according to the CalFire.

Cal Fire reports two wildfires burning in northern California are threatening thousands of homes on Monday night.

Burnt house and cars in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding, as the Carr fire continues to spreads towards the town of Douglas City near Redding, California on July 31, 2018.

UPDATE As of 7 p.m. Monday, Cal Fire had reported an increase in size of the Mendocino Complex fires to 68,487 acres burned and 5 percent containment. It was 30% contained late Tuesday.

Cal Fire issued several new evacuation advisories. Another 1,000 people have been displaced in neighboring Mendocino County.

Josh Lister and his family lost their home and belongings after the fire swept through Redding, a city of nearly 100,000 people.

Dodge said "many people are coming in from the outdoors because of the smoke", and added that while the lodge was nearly at capacity, they were hoping for a delivery of more cots so that they could "stack as many [people] as we can".

"It just goes on and on", McLean said.

The Carr Fire is so large and intense that it created its own localized weather system, making it hard to predict which way the blaze will spread. While no structures have been destroyed, 10 are now threatened as well as a campground.

National Park officials said Tuesday the scenic Yosemite Valley and other areas will be closed at least through Sunday due to heavy smoke from the so-called Ferguson Fire. Since then, it has destroyed more than 880 homes. This map, which shows the fire's hot spots, not the actual containment lines or fire perimeter, actually has time-stamps showing when the satellite data was gathered.

Mercy Medical Center said it was fully operational - even though dozens of employees, physicians or volunteers lost homes in the fire. "Converging east and west winds paired with steep terrain have challenged firefighting efforts".

More than 27,000 people remained evacuated from their homes although another 10,000 were allowed to return Monday as fire crews reinforced lines on the western end of Carr Fire.


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